Tuesday, November 3

White Wednesday - Only 50 days!

My White Wednesday for this week is focused on my favorite source of Christmas inspiration White Christmas, Tricia Foley. I realize we haven't even put the Halloween decorations away yet, but I'm getting a jump start on my Holiday decorating this year. So here are some images that having me digging through my stash for supplies today.

I love stockings! They look great everywhere, so you can have as many as you like. This year I am loving Whites!

Another favorite is Vintage Christmas Crafts, by Sara Toliver. The pictures below are from her book.

Not a great picture because I scanned from the book, but this is the greatest nubby fabric with the white work on top - Love it!

Okay, these are not white, but I am going to make them in white. I want to transfer old family photos onto muslin and use as a cuff on a stocking made from a bleached out old quilt. I think it would be cute.

So here are some pics of my stash. Good stuff I've been hording for awhile, like this amazing cashmere sweater I found at a thrift store years ago. It has some imperfections so I don't feel bad about re- purposing it.

We are planning our Christmas Open House at Collected Treasures and I plan on making a big collection of wonderful stockings.

I have stashes of trims from old pillowcases.

This one has a faint blue in it. Pretty.

These cones, buttons, candles, seedling starting pots will also become something special.
This little child's bed jacket would be perfect made into something, not sure what yet.

And all of these wonderful tinsel trim & stars, what great embellishment they'll be.

I have lots of sweet booties and little gloves that can become amazing ornaments.

And I HAVE to get my amaryllis planted or they will not bloom over Christmas. Paper whites too. Scads of them. I love to have big containers of them, and a couple of paper whites in an old vintage china cup is a wonderful gift.
That's all for this weeks White Wednesday. As always I need to thank my host Kathleen from Faded Charm for working so hard on this great party. Check out her wonderful blog to see post and the other great White Wednesday bloggers.


minnamarika said...

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures!!!! You gave me also a lot of inspiration.

Have a nice Wednesday!!!!

Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhh I cannot wait to see what you are creating all of those wonderful things ~
I want to do an all white Christmas this year and you have inspired me ~

Collected Treasures said...

Beautiful whites today.....also, I adore paper whites....already have mine going and plant them in stages to have some all throughout December.....xojana

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Great post Lissa. I also have the White Christmas book...plan to get out my Christmas books and mags this weekend to get inspired! My paperwhites and amarylis' are on their way...I love to pot up lots of them too! I look forward to future pics of yours!

Anonymous said...

Oh!!! This is all so very beautiful! We love many of the same things. I am trying to not get too excited about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over, but after seeing all your gorgeous pics... I just can't help myself. :)

Have a beautiful day!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Great blog. You are such a natural at blogging. Wish I could just spend the day with you in your studio and play.
Luv U,

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Yikes! Christmas time!!! I'm still trying to grasp the pumpkin idea...the weather is so gorgeous that I want to work with seashells still!

stefanie said...

gorgeous post today!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

I have both of these books Lisa!! I love them both too....so many wonderful ideas! I love all the goodies you've pictured too ~ I'm sure you will have some beautiful things for your open house, I so wish I could be there! xxoo, Dawn

Rachel Knoblich said...

If you like stockings...check out my White Wednesday post. I made some cute little mini ones...they are fun!
Your photos are beautiful!

sissie said...

Love all your creamy sweet stuff.
I just know you will turn them into something lovely. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Faded Charm said...

Great stockings. I have made some that look similar to the first phots. I'm going to be selling some at my sale in December. Also a favorite of mine are paperwhites. It seems to be harder to find the bulbs this year. Thanks for sharing and getting us in the Christmas spirit.

Enjoy your evening.


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I do remember that book. Lots of great ideas!

Dorthe said...

Lisa, thanks for inspirering with all the great photoes, and beautifull items.
Just to think I could be on your open house, is an adventure.

Hugs Dorthe

The Green Pea said...

You are so talented, thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. Love to follow your blog. sandi

Charlene said...

Great Post!!! I remember those silvered stars!!!!! Yeah Round Top!!!!!! Love the white stockings. I can't wait to see what you do for the Open House.

melissadc76 said...

Loving white wednesday, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing...


Rita said...

Hi Lissa,
your WW iw beyond amazing. Love your idea of an ALL WHITE Xmas. those stockings are all so cute and thos baby booties to be used as ornaments are simply a wonderful idea. thank you for sharing and inspiring. can't wait to see what marvels you will come up with over the holiday season.
Hope you won't mind my "stealing" some of your ideas.

Janean said...

your photos and scans area wonderful and get the creative juices going for sure. yay!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Amazing, I've got goose bumps, I am so inspired. Love all of you stockings. I've been wanting new stockings, putting them all over is wonderful. Love it!
I've never done paperwhites.


Anne~fiona and twig said...

LOVE all your whites! We're going to do an all-white and silver Christmas this year. Maybe a touch of ice blue here and there.
Great post!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the stockings and ornaments you will create with your wonderful stash! After having red amaryllis and poinsettias for the last years, I want to have white ones this year. The paperwhites look very pretty too.

Charmingdesigns said...

wonderful photos. I am anxious to see what you do with the candles

Halo Hill said...

Look at us! We ended up with the same blog header!! Great minds! I wish I could make it so that I could put my "tag line" or Title in the cute brown tag!